Meet the Team

 

Mark

Favorite Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, hike/biking in the mountains

Best Outdoor Experience: 7 days on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (the River of No Return) in Idaho with my family

Side Jobs: International and Winter Olympic Ski and Snowboard Competition Director

Favorite Line from a song: "You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em" ~ The Gambler by Kenny Roger

Lisa

Word that best describes you? Optimistic

Where in the world have you traveled? Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand, France, Germany, Austria, Great Brittan, Ireland and East to West in the United States.

What's the longest you've gone without a shower, and why? 3 showers in 50 days while studying an Outdoor Semester in the Rockies with Colorado Mountain College. The most amazing college experience ever!!!

Favorite place in the US to visit? Telluride, CO... a little slice of heaven only 6 hours from home.

Favorite activities? Skiing, camping, adventuring with my son Jack & husband Ben, river running, travel and home improvement.

 
 

Britni

Best outdoor experience: Paddle boarding on the Colorado River

Side job: Being an Auntie to 7 nieces and nephews

Favorite activities: Hanging out with my husband, drinking coffee in my backyard, skiing, mountain biking, driving down dirt roads, visiting my twin, swimming, traveling, being outside, gardening, paper crafting.

Favorite line from a song: "Don't question why she needs to be so free. She'll tell you it's the only way to be." -The Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday

Where in the world have you traveled? Thailand, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, Mexico, France, India.

Jack 

Best outdoor experience: kayaking through marble canyon and camping at the bottom of horseshoe bend.

Side job: full time lumberjack!

Favorite activities: snowboarding, kayaking, driving through the mountains and hiking with my dog!

Favorite line from a song: Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong - John Denver

Favorite place in the U.S. to visit: Colorful Colorado

Olivia

Word that describes you? Goofy and kind

Favorite Activities:   Hiking, working out, napping and baking.

Best outdoor experience: Rafting the Grand Canyon with my family.

Side jobs: house and dog sitting

Where is your favorite place in the U.S. to visit? Tahoe, California or Hawaii

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? A sloth. We all need to slow down and enjoy life.

Emily

Favorite Activities:   Filming, skiing, soccer, fishing, and mountain biking.

Best Outdoors Experience:   Camping in Zion National Park and getting absolutely rained on.

If you could click your heels together and be anywhere in the world, where would you be?   Switzerland, never been but really want to go.

Philosophy that makes sense:  Pura Vida: the good life

Side jobs:   Filmmaker, Hydroponics, and drowning in homework

Where in the world have you traveled?   Costa Rica, Mexico, and Panama

Where is your favorite place in the U.S. to visit?  Playa Negra Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 
 

 Fiona

Preferred Title: Aspiring Outdoor Educator, Student at NAU and Outdoor Enthusiast

Word that describes you: Enthusiastic

Favorite Activities: Hiking, mountaineering, skiing, sea kayaking

Best outdoors experience: 30 days mountaineering in the Northern cascade Range in Washington state.

Favorite line from a song: "Let's enjoy it while we can."  -Van Morrison

What's the longest you've gone without a shower and why? 50 days while in the backcountry

William

Preferred title: General Manager

Favorite Activities: Anything and everything outdoors, bike rafting, paddle boarding, teaching others to bike pack and ultralight pack.

What is your best outdoor experience? Dark Canyon Wilderness Area with good friends.

Favorite place in the US to visit: San Juan Mountains

What's your superhero power? Being a dad.

If you could be any animal, what and why? Fat Dog aka Maverick. He knew how to live and loved beer.

 
 

 Tess

Favorite activities: I love being in the outdoors- Mountain biking, hiking and playing bass!

Best Outdoor Experience: In Yosemite I ran into a mama bear and her three cubs on the trail! They were only 10 feet away.

Best pick up line: "I'm in a band."

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? I would like to be a meerkat because I feel as if being a small mongoose mirrors my personality.

Weirdest quirk: I can wiggle my ears! 

Daniel

Favorite activities: watching movies, hanging with friends, adventuring, and climbing

Philosophy: the Zima Blue philosophy 

If you could be any animal, what would you be? I would be an octopus because they're stellar and the ocean is a beautiful place.

Favorite place in the U.S. to visit: Santa Cruz CA or Yosemite National Park

What is your super hero power? Telekinesis

 Aimee

Your Preferred title: Cat Herder

Word that describes you: Amiable

Favorite activities: Hiking, SUPing, bouldering

Favorite line from a song: "Where have all the average people gone?"

What's the longest you've gone without a shower and why? 16 day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon

Raymond

Favorite Activites: Basketball, gym, netflix, camping, fishing, backpacking, skiing, cornhole.

Best Outdoors experience:

A 12 day backpacking trip in Northern New Mexico that was around 100 miles with different activities such as horseback riding, shotgun shooting and fishing.

Where in the world have you traveled? Mexico, Chile, Spain, and 45 o the 50 states. 

Favorite line from a song: "She's acting single and I'm drinking double." -Ronnie Dunn

If you could click your heels together and be anywhere in the world, where would you be? Vina Del Mar, Chile

  

 James

Word that describes me: Quirky

Favorite Activities: Skiing Scary Slopes, Playing Chess, and Golfing

Best Outdoors Experience: Living in the Tongass National Forest for a month and a half

Side Jobs: Day Trading when I get bored

Weirdest Quirk: I will only ever eat cookies in a spiral shape

Crazy Unique talents: I'm really good at mimicking voices

 Andrea

Your Preferred title: Outdoor Enthusiast

Word that describes you: Determined

Favorite activities: Hiking, Biking, Playing guitar

Best Outdoors experience: Hiking all 500 miles of the Colorado Trail

If you could click your heels together and be anywhere in the world, where would you be? On the Camino in Spain

Where in the world have you traveled? Japan, Canada, and Hawaii

Nicole

Your preferred title: Coffee Lover and Food System Advocate

Favorite Activities: Playing my guitar, painting, running, biking, skiing, cooking and growing food!

Where is your favorite place in the U.S. to visit? I love pretty much all of Utah. My favorite is probably around the St.George area…Gooseberry mesa, Virgin, Zion. It has a really special place in my heart, and I continue to go back year after year.

If you could be any animal what, and why? I would be my very own dog. He comes with us pretty much everywhere, and despite loads of training from his parents, continues to act like a total dingus all of the time. Everyday, he is just happy to get out and romp around. I love that guy. 

What’s the longest you’ve gone without a shower and why? 3 weeks. At the time, I was living in Montana. I came down South to get out of the cold and enjoy some sunshine. I was on the hunt for free showers. They were few and far between, so there ended up being a 3 week stint where I went without one.